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Blessing the Boats - From The Terrible Stories (1996), "telling our Stories" Summary & Analysis

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From The Terrible Stories (1996), "telling our Stories" Summary

This is first in a series about a fox. It tells of a fox that comes to visit the poet every night and sits all night on the doorstep. The poet sits inside, feeling trapped, wishing the fox would go away but it does not go away. Each sits on the other side of the glass and looks at the other all night. After the fox is gone, the poet wonders if she went home to her village and sang of the poet's hairless face, odd nose, and "ignorant" eyes. The poet apostrophizes a child, as though she is telling this story to a child, and tells the child that what she fears in the fox is not her animal nature, but rather the poet inside the...

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